Forget-me-nots: A History

These are my favorite and who knew how much history they have behind them?
  1. So those little blue flowers with the yellow crown in the middle? Those are my favorite flowers
  2. And they have some kinda neat stories behind them
  3. ORIGIN STORY ONE
    God was naming all the plants and flowers when one tiny unnamed flower called out "Forget me not, O Lord!" And God replied "That shall be your name"
  4. ORIGIN STORY TWO
    The Creator had just finished giving all the flowers their colors when he heard one small flower whisper "Forget me not!" Will he had left for colors was a very small light blue, but the flower was delighted with the color.
  5. FUN FACT
    Henry IV adopted the flower as his symbol during his exile in 1398. When he returned to England the following year he retained it as his symbol.
  6. FUN FACT
    In medieval times, forget me nots represented steadfastness and love. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "forget me not".
  7. FUN FACT
    It's past meaning of fidelity may stem from its color blue (pun completely intended)
  8. FUN FACT
    In Canada, the flower was as a tribute to fallen members the armed forces until the poppy picked up in popularity. In Germany, it meant to help people remember to take care of the poor, and then during World War Two Masons used in the Nazi regime to avoid being singled out. Last year, it was the official flower used to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
  9. FUN FACT
    Forget-me-nots are the state flower of Alaska
  10. JUST A FACT
    Forget-me-nots are beautiful and they belong in every garden everywhere for the rest of time